Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan says the six-block autonomous zone in her city known as CHAZ, where armed Antifa types have driven off police and set up checkpoints, is "more like a block party atmosphere" than an "armed takeover." pic.twitter.com/5S5RcXyID1
— Scott Morefield (@SKMorefield) June 12, 2020
Seattle Mayor says, about the anarchists takeover of her city, “it is a Summer of Love”. These Liberal Dems don’t have a clue. The terrorists burn and pillage our cities, and they think it is just wonderful, even the death. Must end this Seattle takeover now!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2020
A charismatic rapper has emerged as the assault-rifle-toting leader of a protester rabble that took over the streets around a now-vacant Seattle police precinct — a “cop-free” encampment that has been allowed to remain for four days and counting.
On Monday night, Seattle police boarded up the windows and doors and left, abandoning the East Precinct on orders of the mayor following days of clashes there, during which protesters had taunted riot-gear-clad cops by flinging bricks and bottles.
When the cops left the area — known as Capitol Hill — protest organizer Solomon “Raz” Simone and a throng of George Floyd-inspired fellow protesters moved in.
Now, the precinct is covered in graffiti, including on the sign above the main entrance, which thanks to spray paint reads “Seattle People Department.”
FREDERIC BASTIAT, CALL YOUR OFFICE: More businesses in Seattle’s “CHAZ” fearing property damage hire private security guards in wake of protests.
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